15 December 2020

Reframing men’s health: is Australia falling behind?

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It’s understandable that guidelines on screening for low testosterone differ. What are those differences and how might the evolving body of evidence influence the recommendations?

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Andrew Baird
Andrew Baird
1 month 10 days ago

TRT on PBS requires two measurements of testosterone < 6, and opinion by specialist. Testogel (private) is about $100 per month. LH should be checked (primary or secondary low testosterone). Symptoms may be non-specific – fatigue, weak muscles, depression. Multiple risk factors as indicated above.

More screening/diagnosis/treatment in general practice.